The eyes are very sensitive and vulnerable when it comes to allergies and allergy seasons. Many people can be affected all year long by such allergans as molds, dust, ragweed and pollen to name a few. These allergans can also affect your lungs, nose and sinuses.
Allergy Eyes or Ocular Allergies can occur when the allergans land on the eye causing these common eye symptoms:
- Mucus discharge
- Feels like something is in the eye
- Puffy eyelids
- Swollen eye lids
Some other signs of general allergies can include:
- Runny nose
- Sneezing three or more times in a row
- Scratchy throat
- Post nasal drip
- Dark, swollen or puffy areas under the eyes
- Mouth breathing due to nasal congestion
How do you treat Ocular and General allergies?
There are many treatments that can include: over-the-counter medications for short term use, prescription medication for better control and long term use, along with environmental exposure controls to best manage your allergies. Some of these medications can lead to dryness and cause Dry Eyes. See Dry Eyes for further information.
Call or stop by to set up an appointment at Concept Eye Care, Ltd. at 773-363-0202 773-363-0202 to find out the how to better manage your ocular allergies.